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4 Unexpected Holiday Party Ideas

Whether it’s a fancy New Year’s bash or an ugly sweater party, chances are you’re going to one holiday event. But what if you’ve decided to host one this year? What theme do you go with? Fancy, black-tie or more casual and laid back?

You want to host an evening your friends and guest will remember, and with a bit of creativity you can. We have some unexpected holiday party ideas for you, as well as coupons to save money. Read on and get ready to party!

A Very Mariah Christmas

Celebrate the diva herself, Mariah Carey, by blasting the ever-popular All I Want for Christmas is You on repeat all night. Serve classy hors d’oeuvre and don spangly costumes while you watch the cinematic gem of the same name.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Author’s note: I watch this Tim Burton classic two times a year, Halloween and Christmas. You can host an anti-Christmas Christmas screening party of this film with your Halloween decorations up from this year. If you’re in need of spooky ambiance, be sure to use these Trendy Halloween coupons, offers and deals for incredibly cheap decorations.

Aprés Ski Party

Even if you’re not hitting the slopes this winter, you can still cozy up and enjoy an after-ski party! Decorate your home with traditional chalet accoutrements (furry rugs, anything wood-finished, maybe some antlers) and have your guests roll don their best Fair Isle sweaters and down vests. Serve hot chocolate, pints of beer and s’mores by the fireside. And don’t forget the snow to make your guests think they’re on a powdery mountainside. You can use these Target coupons, offers and deals to save money on some fake white stuff.

Pet Holiday Party

Who doesn’t love seeing pets dressed up in costume? Just imagine puppies dressed as elves. You can hold a contest and gift the winner something extra special, or you can have several winners and gift prizes to those with “the most creative costume,” or “silliest pet.” Both Chewy and Petco have some adorable pet costumes available. Be sure to use these Chewy coupons or check out these Petco offers and deals to save some money.

Are you throwing a holiday party this year? How do you plan to celebrate? Just remember, it’s you’re party and you’ll celebrate how you want to!